Thursday, 21 April 2011

Jetstar’s top 5 money saving tips for travel this Easter

All over Australia, thousands of families are busy preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays, planning stress-free travel and how to stretch each dollar further on their getaway.

Low cost airlines such as Jetstar have managed to bring airfares down to record lows in recent years by introducing products like JetSaver Light* – rewarding passengers with lower fares for travelling light, and the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee** – promising to beat competitor's airfares by 10 per cent.

But flights are just one element of the whole holiday experience. Careful consideration of when and how your family travels can make a big difference to your wallet and sanity when travelling over the busy Easter season.  

Top five tips to save when you travel 

Find free things to do: Check out the activities in your destination. Look up local city websites to find local councils and businesses offering free family entertainment in popular holiday spots during the school holidays. 

Be flexible to find the lowest airfares: Be flexible with travel times and days and you're more like to find lower fares. Look for airlines that guarantee to beat competitor airfares.  Avoid travel agent commissions and book online.  Compare airline websites and carefully read what's included in the ticket price to ensure you're getting the best deal.

Save money on transport: The price of your airline ticket can sometimes cost less than your transport to/from the airport. Shuttles, trains, buses and even hire cars are all great ways of getting around each city.  Google '[city] airport transport' and compare your cost options to find the most suitable mode of transport for your family budget.      

Get organised if you're travelling with kids: How long is your flight? Before you leave the house, make a plan on how you plan to feed and entertain your children while in the air.

Do you really need two towels? Find out if your accommodation has amenities like towels, shampoo and soap. Remove these items from your suitcase to lighten your load. Travelling light can save you up to $20 each way on Jetstar. You'll also save time at check in and waiting at the luggage carousel.


*JetSaver Light fares offer customers the choice to travel for a lower fare with carry on baggage only – to a maximum of 10kg. JetSaver fares can be purchased for $20AUD more per international flight with a 20kg checked-in baggage allowance, plus 10kg carry-on.  


**With the Jetstar Price Beat Guarantee, Jetstar will beat a competitor by 10 percent. Conditions apply, see

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